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March 06, 2005

Ward Churchill: It Only Gets Worse

I had been leaning toward supporting the firing of Ward Churchill for his writing and comments concerning 9/11. The more I learned about him--from the situation surrounding his hiring at CU to the fast-tracking of his tenure regardless of academic achievement--only served to buttress my opinion. Now, Dan Caplis And Craig Silverman, in the Rocky Mountain News, have put me solidly in the "fire him" camp.

An extended quote:

Churchill stands credibly accused of ethnic fraud, grade retribution, falsification of the nature of his military service, academic fraud, plagiarism, selling other artists' creations as his own and falsely accusing Denver Post columnist Diane Carman of inventing incendiary quotations.

All this provides ample justification for termination pursuant to accusations of incompetence and lack of integrity. But it is Churchill's instructions on violence that demand immediate suspension followed by termination. Due process must be provided, but unless this accused can somehow suppress his own statements, he should ultimately lose his job.

Here is what Churchill preaches: The U.S. is fascist and Nazi-like. Genocide has been and continues to be perpetrated by our government here and abroad. America was illegally colonized by non-natives who now should be killed (One example of him saying this: "Killing the colonizer is a figurative proposition, it is a literal proposition, but either way, and by all available means, the proposition has to be fulfilled.")

Ward Churchill must go. Colorado's embarrassment grows with every day that Churchill remains on the payroll.

Read the story.

Posted by zombyboy at March 6, 2005 10:06 PM

My but aren't you prolific on a Sunday evening?

Lent isn't over, so I am heading to bed to grab my seven hours. :D

Posted by: Rae at March 7, 2005 12:02 AM

CU's president just resigned today!

Posted by: bryan at March 7, 2005 08:35 PM
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